Scoring a whopping 89 Specialty Points, this coffee from the Shantawene community is a micro-lot and has been called “Odako” to reflect the powerful culture of Shantawene, Sidama people. Odako is a popular tree name in Shantawene, Bensa. The Odako tree is where the Shantawene community meets under the tree to resolve the conflicts in the area. There is a similar tradition in other parts of Ethiopia as well for example the 'Oda' tree in Oromo.
The coffee is sourced from 563 Daye Bensa member farmers from the Shantawene area and Gatta Daye Bensa Farm. Daye Bensa micro-lots are a limited production, this approach help them to focus on the quality of the beans. As soon as the coffee is received it gets sorted by floating and picking out the ripe cherries.
The coffee is then dried on African beds for 13-15 days; one person is assigned per each individual bed to rotate the cherries every 15 minutes to ensure uniformity of drying. At Daye Bensa traceability is extremely important for their micro lots. The record-keeping book is carefully handled and separation is key to guaranteeing the highest level of quality. When the cherries are received they get separated, the coffee is then kept separate throughout drying, processing, and storage. Label state the delivery dates, farm name, lot number, and other details related to the particular lot.
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